Achieve the Perfect Egg For the Right Meal Every Time

While it seems so easy to cook eggs, there’s actually a precise science behind every step. An extra minute of cooking time can make or break your desired egg dish. So here are some tips to make sure you achieve the perfect egg. 

Fried Eggs
Who doesn’t love Instagram-worthy sunny sides? To achieve sunny-side-ups, pour cooking oil onto a non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Crack an egg into a bowl and then carefully drop the egg into the pan. Lightly season with salt, add a few drops of water, and cover the pan. Wait for a few minutes until the white fully cooks through, and then simply slide off the egg onto your plate. If you want the white to fully set, you can opt for over-easy eggs by flipping the egg. Wait a few minutes to get over-medium, and a few more to get over-hard eggs which have a fully cooked white and yolk.

Best with: bacon and fried rice, rice bowls, instant noodles

Scrambled Eggs
Pour cooking oil on a non-stick pan over low heat. Crack two eggs into a bowl and whisk evenly and vigorously until you’re about to put them in the pan. The fluffier you want your eggs, the more you have to whisk as the air you incorporate are responsible for fluffing up the eggs. A big no-no in making scrambled eggs is throwing the eggs into the pan without prior mixing, as this causes chunks off egg white to form. Once the cooking oil boils, pour in the eggs and leave alone until the outer edges start setting. Using a spatula (always use non-metal on non-stick surfaces!), push the eggs from the outside to the center of the pan, and leave again. Repeat until around three-fourths of the eggs are cooked. Season with salt and pepper. Remove the eggs from the pan just right before it completely cooks. The carryover heat will allow the rest to fully cook.

Best with: buttered toast, ham and cheese sandwich

Boiled Eggs
Place eggs in a pot of already boiling water. Leave the pot uncovered and set a timer. The time depends on how you want your eggs: 5 minutes for soft-boiled eggs with runny yolk; 7 minutes for a soft yolk with fully cooked white; 8 minutes for a fully cooked yolk. Don’t go beyond eight minutes if you don’t want that chalky yolk. After the desired boiling time, place the eggs into an ice bath to cool them down; this will allow the shell to come off easier and will also prevent overcooking.

Best with: salad, adobo, ramen

Poached Eggs
This is probably the most intimidating type of egg to make, because it’s usually paired with fancy food. But they’re actually quite easy to make! Simply place a pot of water about three-fourths full over medium heat. Bring to a hard simmer, and add a sprinkle of salt. Crack an egg into a bowl. Create a whirlpool in the center of the pot by swirling the water in circles. Carefully drop the egg into the middle and leave until the white fully cooks. Scoop up the egg and blot off the extra water.

Best with: smoked salmon, eggs benedict

However you prefer your eggs, it’s important to make sure they’re fresh. You can perform a freshness test by simply dipping an egg in a bowl of water. If it sinks to the bottom sideways, it’s perfectly fresh. If it sinks upright, it hasn’t gone bad but should be consumed soon. If it floats to the top, its freshness has expired and isn’t good for consumption anymore. Luckily, with Robina Farms Fresh Eggs, you are ensured to have eggs with the finest quality assurance.